Get Healthy Skin With These Beauty Essentials

The sun might have gone into hibernation for another season, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put down the sunscreen and take a more lax approach to your skincare regimen. In fact, winter is the perfect time to up the ante and shake things up where your skincare regimen is concerned. Incorporate the best skincare for healthy skin into your daily routine and you’re bound to reap the benefits.

The Essentials

No good skincare routine is complete without vitamin A, which works to keep skin healthy and youthful for longer. Clever Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment ($175) ensures you reap the benefits of skin health-enhancing vitamin A right around the clock with its unique time-release delivery system. Winter is the season to get on top of any unwanted pigmentation and sun damage from the summer months. Dr. Barbara Sturm Brightening Face Cream ($301 from Mecca) nourishes and hydrates skin while fighting pigmentation for a brighter, more even-toned appearance. A great cleanser is the first step in any good skincare routine and La Prairie’s new Supreme Balm Cleanser ($225) takes the cake when it comes to luxury. The balm formulation is a pleasure to use and glides onto skin transforming into a luxurious oil that banishes unwanted impurities, make-up and pollutants.

The Game-Changer

Skincare for healthy skin always needs to include an SPF. Multi-tasking skincare is the way of the future but Dermalogica takes things a step further with Prisma Protect SPF30 ($119) as the broad-spectrum sunscreen does much more than protecting skin from UV damage. Using cutting-edge drone technology – think an innovative skincare delivery system – the formulation converts daylight into cellular energy which enhances luminosity. And then there’s the moisture magnet – Prisma Protect keeps skin hydrated 24/7 while protecting skin from pollution. Think of it as your all-in-one moisturiser, sunscreen, skin protector and radiance enhancer.

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The Treatment to Try
The cooler temperatures and drop in humidity that tend to come along with the cooler seasons can wreak havoc on skin. Usually radiant, well-hydrated skin can become dull and dry in a matter of weeks. Sothys Seasonal Facial Treatment ($95 for 45-minutes) helps to get skin ready for winter by strengthening its defence system. A good dose of oxygen, nourishing minerals and uplifting notes of vanilla and passion fruit prepare your complexion for the winter elements.

Once you’ve mastered your skincare routine, add these make-up must-haves to your regimen to get glowing skin.

The Best Bronze Make-Up for Radiant Skin

Nothing says beats the winter blues like sun-kissed radiant skin. We’ve rounded up the best bronze make-up so you can forgo the sun’s harmful UV rays and get glowing the smart way no matter what the weather. 

Paring back make-up is the way to go for a barely-there beauty look has become a beauty world go-to both on and off the runway, and multi-tasking products make doing just that a whole lot easier. Use LancĂ´me Custom Highlight Drops ($55) alone to give skin a golden glow or blend with your favourite summer foundation for all-over radiance. 

No matter what your skin tone, you can’t go wrong with a trusty matte bronzer. EstĂ©e Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer ($80) is a perennial favourite. Simply grab your bronzing brush and sweep across cheeks, shoulders and dĂ©colletage. The clever oil-control complex helps keep shine at bay even when summer heats up. 

It sounds too good to be true, but  Drunk Elephant‘s latest launch, D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum ($57 from Mecca Cosmetica and Maxima) mimics the benefits of vitamin D without the harmful side effects. Omega-rich marula and black currant seed oils boost the skin’s barrier function and potent antioxidants fend off pollution all while giving skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
While a laidback approach to beauty often rules the summer months, the festive season calls for a little fun every now and then. Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow ($38 from Mecca) in Bronzed Bell brings the party to your make-up look with its seriously glittery sheen. 
It might almost be too beautiful to use but YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones ($106) is perfect for defining cheekbones and giving skin a healthy glow. The long-wearing lightweight powder will transform your complexion in just a sweep of your bronzing brush.